CNN has finally put the Piers Morgan show out of its misery, announcing that the barely-watched show has been canceled. Let’s remember 10 of the worst moments Morgan’s had recently. (Sad trombone sound here.)
1. Despite speaking no Mandarin Chinese, pronouncing candidate Jon Huntsman’s as “spectacularly good!” Even Huntsman — Huntsman! — pointed out that Piers Morgan would have no way of knowing.
2. Jeremy Clarkson accomplishes what most of us have only dreamed of: “Yeah, I punched him.”
This entire interview is great. “Every woman asks ‘why’ I hit him. Every man asks ‘where’ I hit him.”
3. In which the least stupid thing Piers Morgan says is “Category error? Category error? I don’t even know what that is!” Somehow Jonah Goldberg avoids punching him.
4. It’s not just Morgan’s obsession with gun control but the instability he displays as he repeatedly loses debates on the topic.
5. In fact, Morgan is so inept at gun control debates that he actually lost a debate with conspiracy-monger Alex Jones.
(CNN) -- Was it a debate? A berating? A surreal televised "stunt"? No matter what you call radio host Alex Jones' appearance on "Piers Morgan Tonight," one thing is certain: It's generating a great deal of social media buzz.
It’s probably worth noting that Morgan tried to describe Jones as a conservative to make the “right” look bad.
8. He’s a Vatican truther.
As a Catholic, I'm not buying this. Popes don't just quit because they're tired. What's going on here??
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2013
9. He’s so frightened of his intellectual betters that he resorts to “shocking dehumanizing ostracism and taunting” of them.
Instead, Anderson was placed about 15 feet away from Morgan and Orman, among the audience, and had to debate from a distance. The message, in both the language used by Morgan and Orman, and the physical placement of Anderson on the set, was clear: they thought him morally inferior.
10. He’s so frightened of his intellectual betters that he’s scared to debate them.
Why do you keep asking for a gun debate, @piersmorgan, and then pretending nobody will take you up on it? I will. Let's do it.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 23, 2013